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nadellii

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Im sure most of you know, but please be careful if you are in Rhodes or traveling to Rhodes. There are wildfires on the island and it is very dangerous.

 
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Tpebop

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Yes the First fire was near Sorini on the west coast.that is where the power station is located.So we hd no power for 7 hours & many places no water. A couple of villages were evacuated.
 
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nadellii

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Oh my goodness, I hope you are okay. How are things now? Are some people able to return to their homes with power?
Yes the First fire was near Sorini on the west coast.that is where the power station is located.So we hd no power for 7 hours & many places no water. A couple of villages were evacuated.
 
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Tpebop

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the fires are under control after 2 days.with the strong winds the situation is being monitored overnight.At a local attraction Farma known as the ostrich farm the owners house was burned down. A kangaroo, 2 ostriches & a raccoon died.
 

Hash

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the fires are under control after 2 days.with the strong winds the situation is being monitored overnight.At a local attraction Farma known as the ostrich farm the owners house was burned down. A kangaroo, 2 ostriches & a raccoon died.
Sad reading, please take care.... sending good wishes from Thailand ❣️👋
 
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nadellii

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the fires are under control after 2 days.with the strong winds the situation is being monitored overnight.At a local attraction Farma known as the ostrich farm the owners house was burned down. A kangaroo, 2 ostriches & a raccoon died.
That is tragic, please be safe! I am so sad to see that there are now fires almost everywhere in Greece
 

Hash

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That is tragic, please be safe! I am so sad to see that there are now fires almost everywhere in Greece
Tragic indeed!😢.....I posted about Evia yesterday,I couldn't believe what I was reading!🙏🇬🇷🇬🇷
 

Tpebop

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The fires are all out now.
Lidl Hellas have granted 500,000 euros to help with reforestation.
 
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greek_ggirl

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The fires are all out now.
Lidl Hellas have granted 500,000 euros to help with reforestation.
The damage is done, but I am very glad to hear that. It will be a slow process
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I am thankful that all the fires are out, but it is still a tragic situation!
 

The city of Rhodes is about to have some major changes

I am very happy to see that Greece is investing in preserving its architecture and mediaeval cities. Rhodes has so much beauty, that I would hate to see it go away overtime because of environmental or other damages and erosion. Their plan is to create three main sectors of the city which will be the monumental, residential, and commercial areas. I'm very curious to see how this project will turn out and how the funds will be allocated. Have you heard anything about this?

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There will be parades & dancing. To celebrate independence day

Another earthquake hits waters near the island of Rhodes

Another earthquake hit the waters near island of Rhodes this week, it was pretty small and there aren't any damages or losses on the island itself. Many of the islands suffer pretty frequent earthquakes because of their proximity to volcanic and tectonic plates. The island is prepared for this and takes many precautionary measures. The earthquake was 4.5 magnitude which would usually cause slight damage to buildings but gladly it was in the water.

Ferry service resumes between Turkish destinations and Rhodes!

For those of you that are traveling to Turkey from Greece using the ferry or vice versa, you are in luck! The ferry services are being re introduced which is great news especially for those that are traveling on a budget. The ferries were close down because of covid and have been closed for some time. Every Friday and Sunday there is a 45 minute boat ride from Fethiye, Turkey to Rhodes. This is such a quick trip and will definitely be cheaper than taking most flights! Has anyone taken this route? Unfortunately I have not and cannot provide tips from personal experience.

Did you know that the Italian influence in Rhodes is HUGE!

Many people don't know that Rhodes' Italian influence is pretty recent and not from Roman times. The last time Italians set foot in Rhodes was in 1943 after World War 1. It was only until 1947 that Greek became a part of the modern Greek state. Italians really contributed to the development of the island and to the culture and architecture. This is one of the reasons why Rhodes is so unique and has a pretty different vibe than some of the other islands.
Share and discuss your Rhodes photos, questions and experiences!

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